THOMAS ARTHUR SMITH

Born: 13th June 1919, Bucklesham, Suffolk.

Died: 23rd April 1943; age: 23.

Residence: 26, Beatty Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Wood Machinist.

 

Rank: Guardsman; Service Number: 2617092.

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 5th Battalion – Foot Guards.

 

Brother to WILLIAM DAVID SMITH. kia

 

Grave Reference:

1.A.15.

Oued Zarga War Cemetery,

Tunisia.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Alice Maud Mary Smith, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Thomas Smith, born December 1890.

Mother: Alice Maud Mary Smith (nee Dickerson), born April 1892, Bucklesham, Suffolk.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

Thomas was a wood machinist. He was living with his parents at their family home – 26, Beatty Road, Ipswich.

Thomas, a motor driver.

Alice, a waitress.

 

Thomas is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Augustine of Hippo Church, Ipswich.

 

The Grenadier Guards, 5th Battalion.

The Battalion was raised in 1941 first serving in North Africa, fighting in major battles in Tunisia at Medjez-El-Bab and the Mareth Line. The 5th Battalion then moved to Italy joining the fighting at Salerno, Monte Camino and the Gothic Line.

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